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Yum Brands to Split into Two Public Companies, China Franchise and World Franchisor

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KFC delivery by bicycle in Guangzhou, China. Photo by Beryl Chan, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Yum Brands announced this morning that it will spin off its China operations to become a franchise. The China franchise will be a publicly traded entity.

KFC Replies to China Rumor Mill over Mutant Chickens

Chinese social media has circulated rumors that KFC has eight legged chickens. KFC's response, according to AdAge, has been with a carrot – joking about itself:

Tribute to the Late Pete Harman, a Franchisee Giant

Colonel Sanders and KFC's first franchisee Pete Harman
L-R: statues of franchisor H. Sanders & KFC's 1st franchisee P. Harman, photo/bmm

Pete Harman struck the first chicken recipe deal with his good friend Colonel Harland Sanders back in 1952, putting them both on course to becoming franchise legends.

Sun Rises for Yum China, Night in America

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Yum Brands Inc. (NYSE:YUM), with some 40,000 affiliated restaurants worldwide, reported on Wednesday its financial results for the second quarter ended June 14, 2014.

Popeyes Spins Chicken into Gold

CNBC's finance guru and co-founder of The Street Jim Cramer speaks with Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder. Popeyes chief alchemist shows how the franchise system can spin chicken into pure gold with same store sales in the double digits!

KFC Fires Worker After Pubic Facebook Post

Not since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has there been so much pubic debate.

Yum Pins Hopes on New CEO Greg Creed, Chairmen Trinity

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"Open 24 hours," shines a KFC sign in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. Photo/Steigerwald28

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced that Taco Bell's CEO Greg Creed will become its chief executive officer on the first day of 2015. Yum's sitting chairman and chief executive officer David C. Novak will then become executive chairman.

Protests against McDonalds and Other Chains in U.S. Spread to Other Countries

Worldwide protests against major franchise fast food chains took place in over 30 countries on May 15.  The protests first began in New York at the end of 2012 and are being heavily promoted by the Service Employees International Union (S.E.I.U.).

Bobsledder Eats KFC Chicken Strips on the Go

Two-man team eats KFC Go Cup chicken strips while bobsledding
#HowDoYouKFC. Photo: Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Marketers with Yum Brands are using social media and traditional media to link together the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and KFC's new Go Cup. KFC released a video of what it says is the first ever two-man bobsledding team that doesn't just man the sled but eats chicken at the same time.

Era Ends for Northwestern KFC Franchise

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A silhouette in a KFC of Colonel Sanders watching. photo/bmm

Scott Dickenson is shuttering his KFC business, Dickinson Northwest Inc, because of a string of declining sales.